Sean Brady said today that the priest insists he didn't know how the explicit images got on the memory stick he used for his presentation to parents at St Mary's Primary School in the Northern Ireland village of Pomeroy.
Another danger is that, in some venues, groups of homosexual priests may develop a network of close friendships among themselves that consciously or unconsciously exclude heterosexual priests. Certainly developing a strong communal identity is natural for any likeminded groupparticularly one whose members have faced persecution and rejection from the larger society. But taken to the extreme, an insularity can develop that makes heterosexual priests feel marginalized in their own rectories and religious communities. One heterosexual priest interviewed complained about the atmosphere of a religious community in which he lived, where he felt shut out by the rest of the house. When he expressed his feelings to the rest of the community, he was met with charges of intolerance and homophobia. Eventually, he decided to move to another residence. Such insularity can also effectively discourage heterosexual vocations from feeling welcome in rectories, seminaries and religious communities.
It is at the castle church of in Saxony that Martin Luther nails his 95 theses. Later, Saxony provides the protection needed for the Protestant Reformation to gain enough momentum to survive. And then, after the Thirty Years’ War, the rulers and people of Saxony were primarily Lutheran!
Priest Martin's immediate neighbors in , are 21 individuals in 14 households.
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